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Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour

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Address: 119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
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Offering 3 & 1/2 hour Puffins, Lighthouses and Seabirds trip, leaving...

Offering 3 & 1/2 hour Puffins, Lighthouses and Seabirds trip, leaving daily at 1:15 p.m. from Bar Harbor, Maine. Explore the highlights of our beautiful coast including Winter Harbor, Petit Manan and Egg Rock Lighthouses. Birds seen on this tour include: puffins, razorbills, murres, guillemots, shearwaters, terns, gulls, jaegers, various raptors, ducks, geese and waders. This trip includes extended viewing of Petit Manan Lighthouse, one of only seven islands in Maine where Atlantic Puffins nest.

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A very nice tour , not as exciting as some of the others we have been . nice relaxing long tour . Saw three lighthouses. Didn't see any puffins ,saw a few seals ,not much else... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
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Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
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Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A very nice tour , not as exciting as some of the others we have been . nice relaxing long tour . Saw three lighthouses. Didn't see any puffins ,saw a few seals ,not much else ,. Oh and we saw multimillion dollar cottages .

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - I hope your whole Bar Harbor stay was enjoyable. Diane Smith More 

Seven Fields, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We went out on this cruise today. The weather was perfect and so was the tour. We got to see many different birds including puffins. Also saw five lighthouses and tons of seals in addition to beautiful scenery. A few suggestions...sit in the back of the boat on the small bench. The boat blocks most of the wind and you... More 

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted you enjoyed your trip with us, and hope your entire Bar Harbor stay was memorable. Diane Smith More 

Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We recently went on this very long ( 3 1/2 hour) boat tour and was disappointed with what we saw. It was 2 hours too long. We only saw 3 lighthouses, some seals and puffins from very far away.For what we paid ($51) I thought we would get much closer to see the puffins, if you didn't have binoculars you... More 

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Huffman, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

My wife and I took the Puffins, Lighthouses, and Seabirds cruise in mid-June. This is a 3.5 hour cruise and we weren't quite sure what to expect. Thankfully we had been warned that it might get cool out on the water, so my wife dressed warmly and while it did get quite cool, I never felt like I needed to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We saw puffins, eagles, harbor seals, harbor porpoise and other cool sea birds, along with some lovely lighthouses. The tour guides were very friendly and informative. Bring an extra jacket, but there's blankets in case you need them.

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review...we're so happy you enjoyed your time with us while in Bar Harbor! Diane Smith More 

MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

pack for cold and wet, but a terrific time. guides are great. Saw lots of wildlife, puffins are awesome, plus lots of razorbacks, guillemots, Bald eagles, seals, porpoises, on and on. weather good on short, but went through periods of rain, so pack for cold and wet. bring your own snacks or buy from snack bar pray for smooth seas!... More 

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Brookline, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

We took the 3 1/2 hr. "Islander" boat tour which provided us with lots of wonderful sightings. Well narrated. The guide picked out and pointed our viewing to many things we would have missed. seals, eagles, falcons, terns, different types of ducks, puffins, and the lighthouses were gorgeous. Lots of history provided. We were on the first tour of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We to the 3.5 hour puffin lighthouses tour. I was able to get some great photo of the light houses and the harbor seals. The crew was great at explaining the trip and the area. I learned a lot and truly enjoyed it. I would highly recommend.

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review! We're delighted you were able to come out with us...I hope your whole visit to Bar Harbor was splendid! Diane Smith More 

Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

I've always wanted to go to Maine to see the lighthouses. On this trip we saw lighthouses, seals & puffins. I had no idea what a puffin was but soon found out and was glad we had the "wealth of knowledge" tour guide. We had a wonderful time but would definitely advise to bring a jacket although blankets were provided.

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St. Marys, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

The tour delivered everything promised. We saw puffins, seals, and bald eagles (the eagles were from a distance). It was a very chilly ride, but we came prepared and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was worth the time and the money.

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